The seasonal Chiawa Camp rests peacefully on the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees. In the heart of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park the camp offers varied activities such as game drives, walking, canoeing, boating and fishing in the presence of Africa's finest guides.
The owners say their 'tents' set a new standard for Zambia in bush luxury whilst still retaining the rustic and unpretentious feel that Chiawa is so well loved for. All tents have timber floors and verandas looking out on either the dry riverbed or facing the Zambezi directly. Comforts and conveniences include flushing loos, 24-hour lighting, hot & cold water, 220v electric power for fans and charging batteries, indoor and outdoor showers, ball & claw baths complemented by Molton Brown amenities and mosquito nets. Renowned for its excellent cuisine the camp's specialty is Afro/Euro fusion food usually served al-fresco, sometimes in the bush or even on a boat in the middle of the Zambezi. Enjoy a cocktail in the stunning thatched lounge/bar area with an upstairs viewing deck providing one of the best views of the Zambezi River.
- A family owned and run, multi-award-winning camp on the Zambezi River
- Exceptional safari guides
- Walking, day and night drives, canoeing, boating and fishing
- A gentle and unhurried experience for both wildlife and guests
At a glance
- 8 Safari Tents & 1 Safari Suite
- 8 Years +
- Open May - Mid Nov
- Family Rooms
- All Inclusive
"The luxurious Safari Suite, perfect for honeymooners or families, has the most commanding view in the Lower Zambezi as well as its own 16-square-metre plunge pool."
Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.
Guided Walking Safari
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Holiday to Chiawa Camp
An unbelievable experience. This was our favourite camp. The managers Peter and Anita and all of the staff were phenomenal and helped make this stay a truly wonderful one.Read full review
Holiday to Chiawa Camp
We loved being on the iconic Zambezi: it is like it symbolizes Africa. And being on the river meant that one had an option for the days activities. As for the lodge and staff, first rate. Juliet was just lovely and the food great.
If there was a downside, it was that we did not see many lions (tw…